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    English is a West Germanic language in the Indo-European language family, whose speakers, called Anglophones, originated in early medieval England. The namesake of the language is the Angles, one of the ancient Germanic peoples that migrated to the island of Great Britain. English is the most spoken … See more

    English is an Indo-European language and belongs to the West Germanic group of the Germanic languages. Old English originated from a Germanic tribal and linguistic continuum along … See more

    As of 2016 , 400 million people spoke English as their first language, and 1.1 billion spoke it as a secondary language. English is the See more

    As is typical of an Indo-European language, English follows accusative morphosyntactic alignment. Unlike other Indo-European … See more

    Since the ninth century, English has been written in a Latin alphabet (also called Roman alphabet). Earlier Old English texts in Anglo-Saxon runes are only short inscriptions. The great majority of literary works in Old English that survive to today are written in the … See more

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    The earliest varieties of an English language, collectively known as Old English or … See more

    The phonetics and phonology of the English language differ from one dialect to another, usually without interfering with mutual communication. Phonological variation affects the … See more

    It is generally stated that English has around 170,000 words, or 220,000 if obsolete words are counted; this estimate is based on the last full edition of the Oxford English … See more

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    WebApr 19, 2024 · The English language is an Indo-European language in the West Germanic language group. Modern English is widely considered to be the lingua franca of the world and is the standard language in a wide …